Jack Scott examines the “One country, two systems” rule for Hong Kong.

How has China broken the ‘one country, two systems’ rule for Hong Kong and what have been the repercussions? Introduction HK was given to the British Empire in 1842 from China, after they lost the first Opium War. Originally the colony was just the Hong Kong Island, but its area was expanded twice (after further […]

Lucy Williams blogs her new poem – Greedy Tarantula

Greedy Tarantula   I anticipate I anticipate the silent shifting of footsteps, for the flustered fumbling of rubble down in the burrow, and her squinting eye to occlude.   My friend doesn’t notice me much, but I always have my eyes on her. I am a camera with eight orbicular lenses, as I wait, poised […]

Ruby Joyce blogs her new poem – Hagfish

Hagfish I am a hagfish, I am the greatest creator of slime I prefer not to fight a fish with a fine tail swish Though the taste of it would be sublime! I eat within the hollow bellies of the beasts These creatures are quite the feast I know my favourite dish Small worms and […]

Ada Armes blogs her new poem – Shark

Shark I am waiting for you. I have been swimming all morning through the deep and not eaten. I am lurking at the bottom of the deep near the dusty floor that sweeps on endlessly. I am ravenous, it is midday, I found no fish. I am very fierce without food and although my fins […]

Watch JJ’s Vlogs about coaching the U13Cs.

Watch these series of digital videos where JJ coaches the U13Cs Video 1:  JJ talks about coaching: Link 1:  IMG_1810 Video 2: JJ coaching: Link 2: Link 2: IMG_1809 Video 3: More JJ coaching: Link 3: IMG_1803 Video 4: Last Video of JJ Coaching Link 4: IMG_1802              

Beth Nasey blogs a short story: Black and White Life

Black and white life Camilla sat on the stairs watching waiting for something to happen, something to make her life a little less boring. But as always nothing did happen. Camilla was an ordinary 13-year-old girl. She had nothing exciting about her. She lived in the middle of the countryside with her adoptive mother, just […]

Laith blogs his study of Penguins in the Antarctic

Penguins in the Antarctic There are seventeen species of penguin, but only five live in the Antarctic: The Emperor, Adelie, Chinstrap, Macaroni and the Gentoo penguins. Adaptations Many species of penguin spend most of their lives in large groups of other penguins. A large group of penguins is called a rookery. They do everything together: […]